Over the past two months, the Whitefish Bay Village Board has been reviewing the existing Ice Rink Agreement between the Village and the Milwaukee Winter Club. During the review process, the Village Board has solicited direct feedback from the 35 adjacent Cahill Park neighbors and received hundreds of emails/phone calls from residents.
At last evening’s meeting, the Village Board voted unanimously to notify the Milwaukee Winter Club that the Village will not be exercising the automatic renewal clause in the current Ice Rink agreement. Per the agreement, renewal would have occurred automatically on September 1st unless either party provided notice at least three months in advance (June 1st).
The notice does not preclude the Milwaukee Winter Club from submitting a new proposal for Village Board review. If there is support for such a proposal, a subsequent, negotiated agreement would be required between the Village and the Milwaukee Winter Club.
By giving notice, the Village will have additional time to collect feedback, assess and correct court conditions, and review the winter 2020-2021 agreement for areas of improvement/concern if a subsequent proposal is submitted.
Full motion from the Village Board: 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘣𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥, 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘶𝘬𝘦𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘝𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘔𝘖𝘜. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘖𝘜. 𝘖𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥. 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥, 7-0.